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What is ATAR and why does it matter?

Source: SBS Filipino

Most high school students aim for a high ATAR, but why is that so?

Pinoy Trivia Tuesdays is a weekly segment aired on the SBS Filipino radio program featuring interesting facts and tidbits about anything and everything.


  • ATAR scores are the primary basis for university intakes and is in accordance to a particular degree the student is planning to study
  • Australia originally followed the English grading system, however it has created a system of its own
  • Dr. Drionisa Rola became the first Filipina to graduate in an Australian university under the New Colombo Plan



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